It's difficult to even think of a review for this novel, because I still feel fatigued from reading it...It took months, on and off, for me (I'm fifteen) to finish the book, something I was inspired to do because of the musical of the same name. I don't know if I would recommend the book for other people my age, just because it's extemely complicated and takes a lot of time to finish. However, all of what I just wrote, being tired of it and all, doesn't mean that I didn't like it. It's an extraordinary novel, with a fantastic, if a bit depressing, story. When Victor Hugo writes conversations, and descriptions of characters, the book is at its strongest. The parts that are more complicated to read are the descriptions of other things, such as Paris. I came to a point when I started calling them "Victor's rants". All in all though, if you like a challenge, this is one of the best books to read. Next, Les Miserables...

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